Andrea Orr proclaimed as Duchess of Paducah

PADUCAH– The city of Paducah has a new Duchess.

Mayor Brandi Harless proclaimed co-owner of Milner & Orr Funeral Home Andrea Orr a Duchess of Paducah during the City Commission meeting Monday.

Orr received the honor for her work to bring The Wall That Heals to Paducah in October 2018. The Wall that Heals is a 3/4 replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. Both bear the names of U.S. servicemen, nurses, chaplains and others who gave their lives during the conflict. It also lists people that have been missing since.

Orr said she wanted to thank her team, the City, McCracken County, volunteers, and those who visited The Wall That Heals. “I saw tears from the beginning of the week turn into smiles at the end. And happy tears. Because they [Vietnam veterans] felt like for once, people understood, loved, and respected them.”

It took three attempts to get The Wall That Heals in Paducah, but once it arrived, more than 23,000 people came to give their respects. That is the largest turn out of the year.

We also had a record number of 300+ volunteers that guarded the monument, guided visitors, and assisted in the setup and tear down.

For more information about The Wall That Heals, click here.

To read about the Duke and Duchess of Paducah proclamation; click here.